Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Add: You Never Get Nowhere Holding Hands

Jim Dixon 06 Aug 18 - 10:35 PM
Jim Dixon 07 Aug 18 - 09:27 AM
The Sandman 07 Aug 18 - 09:58 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Lyr Add: YOU NEVER GET NOWHERE HOLDING HANDS
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Aug 18 - 10:35 PM

YOU NEVER GET NOWHERE HOLDING HANDS
Words and music by Howard Johnson, Maurice Sturm and Walter C. Ness, ©1927
As recorded by The Seven Little Polar Bears*

CHORUS: Oh, you never get nowhere, never get nowhere holding hands.
You never get nowhere, never get nowhere with your plans.
What good is pressing fingertips?
I'd rather press two ruby lips.
You never get nowhere, never get nowhere holding hands.

VERSE: Now, holding hands used to be
Quite a nice novelty,
But now it makes me sick.
It hasn't any kick.
At a dance you can see
Every she and every he
They're holding hands till dawn
Until the thrill is gone.

CHORUS: Oh, you never get nowhere, never get nowhere holding hands.
You never get nowhere, never get nowhere with your plans.
Now today you squeeze a girlie's mitt,
It's callused 'cause she's used to it.
You never get nowhere, never get nowhere holding hands.


* Said to be a pseudonym for Harry Reser's Orchestra with Tommy Stacks, vocalist.

A recording by The Six Jumping Jacks (another Harry Reser pseudonym?) uses this couplet in the second chorus:

Oh, I tried it on a sweet young thing
And then I felt her wedding ring.

The Happiness Boys (Billy Jones and Ernest Hare) are said to have recorded this, but I have not found a recording.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: YOU NEVER GET NOWHERE HOLDING HANDS
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Aug 18 - 09:27 AM

Finally found it! It was mislabeled at the Internet Archive as "You Never Get Anywhere Holding Hands." Here's my transcription of the complete song. I have omitted some patter at the beginning:


YOU NEVER GET NOWHERE HOLDING HANDS
Words and music by Howard Johnson, Maurice Sturm and Walter C. Ness, ©1927
As recorded by Billy Jones and Ernest Hare (The Happiness Boys), 1927.

VERSE: Holding hands used to be
Quite a nice novelty,
But, Bill, it makes me sick.
It hasn't any kick.
At a dance you can see
Every she and every he,
They're holding hands till dawn
Until the thrill is gone.

CHORUS: Oh, you never get nowhere, never get nowhere holding hands.
Oh, you never get nowhere, never get nowhere with your plans.
What good is pressing fingertips?
I'd rather press two ruby lips.
Oh, you never get nowhere, never get nowhere holding hands.

CHORUS: Oh, you never get nowhere, never get nowhere holding hands.
You never get nowhere, never get nowhere with your plans.
Today it keeps a fellow poor
To go and get a manicure.
You never get nowhere, never get nowhere holding hands.

VERSE: Here and there and ev'rywhere
You can see loving pairs.
They hold hands night and day,
But it's quite passé.
Now after dark, in the park,
Some folks think it's a lark,
But though they think it's great,
To me it's out of date.

CHORUS: Oh, you never get nowhere, never get nowhere holding hands.
Oh, you never get nowhere, never get nowhere with your plans.
I tried it with a sweet young thing
—And then you felt her wedding ring.
You never get nowhere, never get nowhere holding hands.

CHORUS: Oh, you never get nowhere, never get nowhere holding hands.
You never get nowhere, never get nowhere with your plans.
Today you squeeze a girlie's mitt,
It's callused 'cause she's used to it.
You never get nowhere, never get nowhere holding hands.

CHORUS: Oh, you never get nowhere, never get nowhere holding hands.
Anyone here that's ever played poker understands.
You hold a full house, then you find
The other guy has four of a kind.
You never get nowhere, never get nowhere holding hands.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: You Never Get Nowhere Holding Hands
From: The Sandman
Date: 07 Aug 18 - 09:58 AM

s o that means you get somewhere holding hands? double negatives


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 16 October 4:01 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.